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It's official : Eden Monaro votes on July 4th

The Hon Tony Smith ,Speaker of the House of Representatives has announced (28 May 2020 10:11 AM AEST.) As foreshadowed on Monday, I have today at 10.00am issued the writ for the election of a Member of the House of Representatives for the electoral division of Eden-Monaro in New South Wales.

The dates in connection with the by-election have been fixed as follows:

Issue of writ                                                       Thursday, 28 May 2020

Close of rolls                          Thursday, 4 June 2020

Close of nominations                                         Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Declaration of nominations                                Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Date of polling                                                    Saturday, 4 July 2020

Return of writ                                                     On or before Saturday, 5 September 2020

If you live in the federal electoral division of Eden-Monaro, you will be required to vote in this by-election. There will be in-person and postal voting options available for this by-election and it is important to plan how you will cast your vote according to your personal circumstances. COVID-19 safety measures

The AEC is factoring in the rapidly changing COVID-19 environment into our provision of voting services and throughout the broader by-election process.

For this by-election, we are implementing a range of safety measures, consistent with advice sought from government health authorities. This will include guidance for voters regarding appropriate social distancing and hygiene in the polling place. Hand sanitiser will be available and voting screens will be regularly cleaned by AEC staff.

Further details of COVID-19 safety measures for the Eden-Monaro by-election will be made available following the issue of a writ for the event.

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